Road safety campaign targets south Shropshire

Firefighters perform a car crash demonstration

Following on from the success of the Community Safety Open Day held at Ludlow Fire Station where over 400 people attended, South Shropshire Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership working in partnership with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting a further Road Safety themed Community Open Day at the Memorial Hall, in Clun on Saturday 13 October between 10am and 4pm.

District Fire Officer Jim Quinn explained:

"Last year Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended more than 350 road traffic collisions in which there were 17 deaths and over 120 casualties. Much of our time is now spent attending road crashes across the county and we want to get the message across to Shropshire motorists that they must take more care on our roads."

Councillor Major Adrian Coles, South Shropshire District Council and a member of the Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority stated that:

"This event will support the Fire Authority's road safety campaign and enhance the work of partner organisations in reducing road deaths and injuries on our roads."

Councillor Nigel Holmes, South Shropshire Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership said:

"Residents and visitors to South Shropshire will have the opportunity to come along and find out useful information on how to keep safe on the roads, in their houses and businesses."

On the day the Fire and Rescue Service will be on hand to answer questions about fire and road safety and their will also be an exhibition from a number of other relevant organisations which will include:

Domestic Violence Awareness

Child Car Seat Safety Advice

Hate Crime

Road Safety - Car Crash Demonstration

Car Crime from the police

Alcohol and Drugs Awareness

Chip Pan Fire Demonstration

Institute of Advanced Motoring

And many more.

We hope people will be able to come and join us at some point during the day.
9th October, 2007